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Do you like building workflows faster than your friends? Interested in flexing your Alteryx muscle in front of a roaring crowd? If you answered YES, you might just have what it takes to be our next Grand Prix Champion in London!
Here’s how you can compete in the upcoming event:
Additional information along with Grand Prix Europe 2019 Rules can be found here: Registration for the 2019 Grand Prix Europe is now open
If you're looking for opportunities to flex your muscles to prepare for the qualifying rounds -- take a stab at completing one (or all!) of our former Grand Prix challenges!
|Grand Prix Challenge||Level of Difficulty||Main Subject|
|2019 Grand Prix US - Heat 1||Intermediate||Predictive|
|2019 Grand Prix US - Heat 2||Intermediate||Data Analysis|
|2019 Grand Prix US - Heat 3||Intermediate||Spatial|
|Alteryx '16 Grand Prix (Race1, L1)||Intermediate||Data Preparation|
|Alteryx '16 Grand Prix (Race 1, L2)||Beginner||Data Analysis|
|Alteryx '16 Grand Prix (Race 2, L1)||Intermediate||Data Preparation|
|Alteryx '16 Grand Prix (Race 2, L2)||Intermediate||Spatial|
|Inspire Europe '16 Grand Prix (L1)||Intermediate||Data Analysis|
|Inspire Europe '16 Grand Prix (L2)||Intermediate||Data Analysis|
|Inspire Europe '16 Grand Prix (L3)||Intermediate||Data Analysis|
|2013 Alteryx Grand Prix (L1)||Intermediate||Data Analysis|
|US Grand Prix Lap 1 - Data Prep||Beginner||Data Preparation|
|US Grand Prix Lap 2 - Employee Retention||Intermediate||Predictive|
|US Grand Prix Lap 3 - Where to Host an Event||Intermediate||Spatial|
|US Grand Prix Prelims - NASA Location Analysis||Intermediate||Spatial|
|US Grand Prix Prelims - Email Dates||Intermediate||Data Cleansing|
|EMEA Grand Prix Prelims - Time Series||Intermediate||Predictive|
Are there other Alteryx skills you’d like to put into practice as you prepare for the Grand Prix? We’ve got you covered. You'll find OVER 174 Weekly Challenges on Alteryx Academy to beef up your training regimen.
Last but not least, I’d love to hear from some of our former competitors and champions on how they approached preparing for the Grand Prix!
Manager, Global Community Engagement
I got ready for the Grand Prix qualifiers through the weekly challenges and also having both the core and advanced certifications. Having those two certifications pushes you to learn spatial and predictive tools. My training regimen was just looking over tools in spatial and predictive tools to make sure I understood what options each one had and looking through one tool examples if tools. My recommendation and tips is to remember in the prelims every problem can be solved quickly. They are not complicated and if you think it is super complicated break it down into smaller steps to solve as that makes it easier to digest. My other tip would be to read the instructions fully and don't start with any part of the workflow until you read all the instructions (watch the Grand Prix video to see this in action). One final tip, remember to relax and have fun as you are solving these problems. If you get to be up on stage it will be a highlight of the conference for sure. Congrats to all the past contestants and winners and to all the future contestants good luck!
@patrick_digan yes! vertical > horizontal for many reasons:
1) more people have won the Grand Prix using Vertical (just ignore the historical bias in the data though) 🙂
2) Left is left and right is right.
3) true is left and False is righ
4) Source and universe are in the proper location as well
5) scroll wheels go up and down (i know, sometimes you can roll left/right, but not all can without a hot key)
6) yes, we read left to right, but we also read top to bottom
7) vertical is easier on the eyes
I'm sure there are more reasons, but these are off the top of my head 🙂
To me it's all about exposing yourself to as many different business problems as possible, which will expose you too a whole load of different methodologies for configuring those 200+ tools that exist in the product!
Fortunately my work is quite varied as a consultant, but if you find yourself tackling the same problems over and over, that's when the weekly challenges become super useful!
If you make it to the final, my tip is drink wine.
Grand Prix Europe 2017 = a lot of wine consumed = win
Grand Prix US 2018 = sober = loss
But I agree with much of what others have said. Go through those weekly challenges and spend a little bit of time at least familiarizing yourself with how some tools work that you don't typically use. Practice speeding things up a little bit by using shortcuts like Ctrl + R.
I actually used a standing desk for a bit before the Grand Prix to get used to using my computer standing up... Dunno if that helped. Practicing a ridiculous amount was probably the main basis for success.
Natasha's advice to me was get a good pit crew, which I did with Ben 'the Boss' Moss.